When doing up a home, flooring choices can be overwhelming. Are you a fan of carpets or do you feel they attract too much dirt? Perhaps laminate or vinyl appeals as they are easier to keep clean but then again they do not give you a superb finish necessarily. Have you considered the benefits of engineered wood flooring?
Benefits of engineered wood flooring
Once upon a time, engineered wood flooring could look a little cheap and cheerful. That is no longer the case with good quality floors looking as good as real wood. Often you would face a real challenge working out which was real and which was engineered.
You can use it in kitchens and bathrooms
Real wood has a danger as it contracts and expands a fair amount. Engineered wood does not do this to the same extent meaning you can use it safely in moist environments where temperatures can vary such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Engineered wood flooring is hard-wearing
If you are investing in flooring, you want to know it is going to stand the test of time. Engineered wood flooring is constructed from multiple layers of plywood bonded together and then with an attractive top added for a great look. This means an engineered wood floor is very tough so ideal for busy family and commercial environments where there are always people passing through.
Damage can be fixed easily
If your engineered wood floor happens to get stained or marked, you can sand it down and refinish it. This means you can relax a bit knowing it won’t be damaged beyond repair by everyday events. You could also decide to ring the changes when you refinish it.
There are a wide range of top layers or lamellas available so you can choose something that suits your individual taste and style.
I would love to know what you think are the key benefits of engineered wood flooring.